Monday, May 11, 2015

In Your Very Midst

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

You would be hard pressed to find a more comforting thought than the last six words of Hosea 11:9, “… I’m here—in your very midst.” Do you believe that? Do you really believe He is near? That’s what He declared to Israel in the Old Testament, and to Christ followers in the New Testament. In fact, He’s so close that Paul said, “…in Him we live and move and have our being” [Acts 17:28]. That’s near, don’t you think! 

God is right in the middle of everything. He didn’t choose to live in a galaxy far, far away. He didn’t turn His back on history. And He certainly didn’t exile Himself to a throne room in heaven either. 

He is near! He is present in every heartbreak you experience. He is present in every funeral home around the world. You’ll find Him right in the middle of every traffic jam too. I know you find that hard to believe, but it’s true. He’s just as near to us on Monday as He was on Sunday. He’s in your home too, just as near your coffee table as the Communion Table. 

Rejoice Christ follower. God is near—as close as your next breath.

I am God and not a human. I’m The Holy One and I’m here—in your very midst. Hosea 11:9 [The MESSAGE Paraphrase]

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